Boise State Works Hard In 4-3 Win

The Boise State tennis team remains unbeaten...barely. The Broncos once again had a tough time but pulled out a narrow 4-3 victory over San Diego State.

  For the second consecutive day, the 17th-ranked Boise State tennis team received a scare before narrowing winning.  This time, #50 San Diego State gave the Broncos all they could handle.  Brent Werbeck saved the day for Boise State, fighting off Robert Sabo at #6 singles by a score of 6-2, 7-6 to clinch the 4-3 victory for Coach Greg Patton's Broncos. 

With three fairly easy doubles wins, Boise State earned the doubles point and appeared ready to roll.  #15 Luke Shields disposed of #28 Christian Groh in straight sets to put the Broncos up 2-0.  #94 Clancy Shields then defeated Marksu Dickhardt from Germany in straight sets and Boise State was one win away from victory.

The middle of the lineup did not come through, however.  Just seconds after Clancy's win, San Diego State's Anthony Gomez wrapped up a straight sets win over Piotr Dilaj.  Achim Ceban came from behind to beat Eric Roberson at #4 singles and Juan Gomez did the same to Blake Boswell at #5 singles.

The positive was that Boise State survived to earn win number 6 against zero defeats.  Boise State must improve at #3-5 singles to have any chance against more talented teams.  The Broncos continue their California road trip next weekend against UC-Santa Barbara and #42 USC.

#17 Boise State 4, #50 San Diego State 3
1. Robertson/C. Shields (BSU) def. Dickhardt/Ceban (SDSU), 8-3
2. Dilaj/L. Shields (BSU) def. A. Gomez/Sabo (SDSU), 8-3
3. Boswell/Roberson (BSU) def. Timu/J. Gomez (SDSU), 8-6

#15 Luke Shields (BSU) def. #28 Christian Groh(SDSU), 6-3, 6-4
2. #94 Clancy Shields (BSU) def. Markus Dickhardt(SDSU), 6-4, 6-3
3. Anthony Gomez (SDSU) def. Piotr Dilaj (BSU), 6-3, 6-4
4. Achim Ceban
(SDSU) def. Eric Roberson (BSU), 2-6, 6-3, 6-1
5. Juan Gomez (SDSU) def. Blake Boswell (BSU), 2-6, 7-6, 6-3
6. Brent Werbeck (BSU) def. Robert Sabo (SDSU), 6-2, 7-6(5)



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